The Replacements
The Replacements (2000)

The 1987 National Football League players' strike inspired this sports-themed comedy. The Washington Sentinels are one of the strongest teams in pro football -- until contract negotiations break down and the Sentinels go on strike.… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: August 11, 2000
DVD Release Date: November 28, 2000
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Critic Score: 41% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The cliched characters and obvious outcome make all the fun and excitement amount to nothing.

Susan Stark
Detroit News


Paul Tatara

A barely coherent comedy.

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Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files

There isn't a football cliche "The Replacements" doesn't tackle, but its all-star cast and easygoing approach make it one of the more enjoyable recent sports comedies.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

It's like a standard sports movie, but with every point made twice or three times -- as if we'd never seen one before.

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Jay Carr
Boston Globe

Often entertaining despite itself, thanks mostly to a screenful of surprisingly engaging performances.

John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

average lighthearted entertainment ... to be queued up more than normal in the coming months with a potential NFL lockout and strike looming

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Mark Caro
Chicago Tribune

A soggy comedy.

Bob Longino
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

While there's plenty in this movie that's mildly funny, The Replacements is nothing more than a high school romp.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Lightweight but likeable football story.

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Flixster Audience Score: 66% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
An interesting sports movie which somehow survives Keanu Reeves. Gene Hackman makes it well worth the time.
Conner Rainwater
I'm not a huge fan of sports movies in general, but this was semi-descent. It's kind of so wacky that you almost can't enjoy it on some level.… More
Sanjay Rema
One of the worst things I have ever had the misfortune of watching. Cliche writing, terrible acting, this movie gets very little right.
Jani H
"Every athlete dreams of a second chance. These men lived it." The film has an expected storyline, a sportsmovie as it is. But it is also a very… More
Kevin M. Williams
Not so much a sports movie but rather a sports fantasy fried in buckets of greasy charm. Still watchable but only just.
Aaron Neuwirth
Shane Falco: I wish I could say something classy and inspirational, but that just wouldn't be our style. [pause while everybody is in the huddle] Shane… More